- Trip Outline
Day 1: Yangon
Arrival to Yangon and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon
Morning breakfast at the hotel visit Yangon. Yangon is the most important commercial city in Myanmar. Stroll around India quarter from Sule pagoda to Theingyi market through Strand road to Mago road pass Synagoue and visit morning vegetable market which is beside Theingyi marker where one can see Myanmar daily food, snack and sweet that you can not find at elegant restaurant. Short visit to Nun's monastery. Stop at Sule pagoda to make picture highlight of down town of Yangon. Bogyoke market which is the most popular shopping center in Yanogn, Nanthida port to take ferry boat which cross Yangon river that join between Yanogn and Dala, by taking ferry boat for 15 minutes one can realize about Myanmar transportation system and real life of urban people nearby big Yangon city,. Stop at Kandawgyi park and finally visit Shwedagon pagoda that is the most venerable pagoda in Myanmar. Overnight at Yangon.
Day 3 : Yangon-Heho-Pindaya-Inlay
Transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Scenic drive to Pindaya. Stop at Pao tribe village to see how to make exterior Myanmar cigar leaves. Visit Pindaya cave: collection of 8000 Buddha, umbrella workshop by using bamboo and paper from bark of marbery tree. Stop at local family where they prepare pickle tea leaves that we use to make salad. Stop at Plan bee project which is Myanmar- Israeli project and honey taste. Then drive to Nyaung. Overnight On Lake/ Nyaung Shwe
Day 4 : Inlay Lake
Morning breakfast at the hotel, visit every five days market Visit Phaung Daw Oo pagoda: temple of 5 Buddha images, floating villages, floating garden, sigar workshop, canoe trip at the village: Intha (tribe) village, Intha means, "son of the lake". They live with long leg house, it is really exciting to use their local transport (canoe), which is narrow and long enough for tow passengers and one leg rower. They use canoe when they work on floating island so it is narrow and long. Leg rower will bring you to visit their village. Visit to snack maker village. Overnight on lake / Nyaung Shwe
Day 5: Inlay lake-Heho-Bagan
Morning breakfast at the hotel visit ruins of Indein. In the afternoon transfer to Heho airport and fly to Bagan. On the way visit Shwe Yan Pyay 19th wooden monastery and temple which is famous for mosai work Upon arrival to Bagan transfer to hotel. Overnight at Bagan.
Day 6: Bagan
Visit Bagan. Bagan is archeological zone of Myanmar as well as land of Pagodas. Morning visit Ngakwengadaung pagoda which has bubo shape and the oldest pagoda of Bagan and around that place one can see evolution of Myanmar stupa, Pathothamya temple in which you can see amazing lighting system and beautiful painting, Nyaung U authentic market, Soya bean maker at Nyaung U village, fan maker family, Shwezigon pagoda in which white elephant stopped, stop at Bu Le thi pagoda which is nice place for panorama over Bagan. Visit Ananda temple which is known as the most beautiful temple in Bagan, amazing handmade lacquare workshop, Sulamani temple where you can see two layers of painting from two different epoca, enjoy sunset from Nanmyint Tower. Overnight at Bagan.
Day 7: Bagan – Mt.Popa
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mt.Popa : an extinct volcano, which is famous for home of the Nats. On the way stop to visit local farm where local family make sugar from palm tree and make cooking oil from peanut and sesame that will give you experience in touch with local farmer. Stop at the village to observe daily life of Myanmar farmers. Excursion to Mt.Popa, 777 steps will bring you to the top of Popa Taung Kalet. Can stop for coffee drink at Popa Mountain Resort which is situated on the main mountain where can offer the best panorama of the area. Proceed to drive to Bagan. Overnight at Bagan.
Day 8: Bagan-Mandalay by car
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mandalay(4 hours). On the way stop at local field where local farmer work in tabacco field / rice field and bean farms. Stop at small town and sit at local teashop to enjoy Myanmar tea culture After short drive stop to very interesting village in which all villagers make different items made of petrified wood that we still use as ornaments and some items for home decoration. Such kinds of petrified wood beads had been used by ancient Phyu tribe for their lovely ornament. Now spread outside of Myanmar that can see in India, Japan and other Asian country, and proud to visit original place of Phyu bead culture. After short drive visit to the village in which villagers produce different kinds of product made of clay, that Myanmar use in daily life to keep water or to cook or for offering. Proceed to visit the place in which last generation of family produce toys made of paper. Proceed to Mandalay. Overnight At Mandalay
Day 9 Amarapura – Innwa – Sagaing
Morning breakfast at hotel. Short drive to Mahamuni temple which is one of the three important places in Myanmar for Buddhist. Visit to Buddhist monk school. The most interesting time to visit that monastery is at 10:15am when all monks enter to dining room for their lunch. Visit Soon Oo Ponnya Shin pagoda and U Min Thone Ze pagoda which re situated on the top of Sagaing hill: beautiful place for panoramic view over Ayeyarwaddy river and holy hill, Aung Myay Oo monastic education center which is the place where children try to get education under the guidance of Buddhist monk (March to May is summer vacation, pre full moon day and full moon day no school). Precede to Innwa. Innwa is an artificial island: one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar, visit Bagaya monastery, Menu Ok kyaung and ruin of Innwa by horse cart. Then visit traditional hand woven silk workshop. Visit U Bein bridge which is the longest wooden bridge in the world. Then drive to Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay.
Day 10: Mandalay and Mingun
Early morning visit to rail market which is very special place where farmers sells their product as well as business sellers do great business and villager who come by train for trading. Back to hotel for breakfast. Then visit famous Jade market in Mandalay, famous place for hundreds of craftsman produce from smallest piece of Jade from huge stone. Visit Shwenandaw Monastery which is former Mandalay Royal palace, the world biggest book. In the Afternoon transfer to jetty and take the boat to Mingu for an hour. Mingun is small village which is situated on the western bank of Ayeyarwady River. Visit Pathodawgyi pagoda, the world biggest bell and Monument of love. Then go back to Mandalay by boat. Sunset on the boat. Overnight at Mandalay
Day 11 : Mandalay and departure
Morning transfer to Mandalay international airport and fly to ……..
Yangon, Pindaya, Inlay Lake, Bagan, Mt.Popa, Mandalay
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